A large quantity of cigarettes have been stolen during a burglary at a supermarket in Sandbach.
Police say four people broke into the Co-op store on the A533, Middlewich Road at around 2.50am this morning (26 November), via the roof.
Once inside the building the offenders, who were wearing dark clothing and gloves, stole cigarettes.
They fled the scene in a car at around 3.10am, travelling in the direction of Middlewich.
Detective Constable Scott Marshall-Bowater, of Crewe CID, said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.
“The investigation is currently in its early stages and we are following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV and forensics.
“Middlewich Road is a busy one, used by local residents and HGVs, and as part of the investigation I want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 3.45am and 4.30am on Tuesday 26 November and witnessed anything suspicious.
“The same goes for any motorists who drove past the store around the time of the incident and believes they may have captured the offenders on their dashcams.
“I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to call the team here at Warrington on 101, quoting IML 574005.”
Anyone with information or dashcam footage that may aid the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 574005, give the details or dashcam footage via https://www.cheshire.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.